November 2019: C.A. Goldberg, PLLC wins 7-figure recovery for victim of nonconsensual sex act
Everybody has the right to expect a life free from physical and sexual violence and assault. Unfortunately, some of us will encounter people who are capable of vicious cruelty. An act or acts of physical or sexual violence can overturn and devastate a person’s life. It can re-define it into the “before” and “after,” instigate feelings of shame and hopelessness, and cause withdrawal from friends and family, impacting education and employment. We believe that every victim of assault deserves justice. Justice includes making sure that law enforcement takes you seriously and pursues your case to the best of their ability. It also includes compensating you for your suffering.
No amount of money will undo an injury or erase horrible memories of a nonconsensual sex act. However, money can certainly help make life a little more comfortable for a person who’s suffered. And it can make life a little less comfortable for the entity who caused or enabled the suffering. Through civil court, survivors can exact justice for themselves, suing the offender and other third parties responsible for the damages and losses suffered. Here, the survivor is in the driver’s seat.
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